Facebook is a great social media tool for communicating with others, promoting your brand or business and so much more. But now and then social networks can be full of dark things, but now Facebook wants to help those in need of comfort, a somewhat shoulder to lean on. To do this they are rolling out its new Facebook suicide prevention feature to help lives.
The social media giant is stepping up to help with its new set of tools aimed at identifying and responding to posts that indicate a user who is considering suicide. Facebook users can also notify Facebook if they believe someone they know might be indicating in some way if they are suicidal, it works in the same way if a post is distressing or offensive.
The new tool will be 100% accessible in the next few months, but for now about 50% of users can use the tools now. Please do remember that contacting emergencies services is still very important and these new tools do not replace them.
Facebook has worked with many people, such as mental health organizations Forefront, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Now Matters Now and Save.org and many others on these updates. They have also talked with people who have lived or experienced suicide or self-injury. Please do read the full report here on this new feature.
Are you seeing the Facebook suicide prevention feature yet?